According to Roy Keane, Jack Grealish was England’s Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday’s win over Austria.
The 1-0 Euro 2020 warm-up win served as a new audition for the Aston Villa star as he looks to make his debut against Croatia on 13 June.
Involved in all of the Three Lions’ attacks, he was widely praised and compared positively to Keane.
Irish pundit told ITV: “[Grealish] Star is man, he makes things happen.
“He has the courage and always wants the ball in tight areas.
“Like Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal, you need players like these in your team. It’s brave.”
Grealish played 71 minutes at Middlesbrough as Bukayo Saka’s first England goal secured the friendly win.
After returning midway through a shin splint last month, the playmaker confirmed that he is ready for full fitness while still managing the issue.
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And he praised a win without players from Manchester City, Chelsea or Manchester United ahead of Sunday’s game with Romania.
He added: “It was tough but you can’t knock Austria, they are a very good team.
“You have to keep in mind that we still have seven or eight players to come back. It was a good test for us and we had another win under our belt.”
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